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A Joint HCUK and Larrey Society Event: The EMS Conference 2016: The Future for Emergency Medical Services

Thursday 21 January 2016
Cavendish Conference Centre, London

A Joint HCUK and Larrey Society Event: The EMS Conference 2016: The Future for Emergency Medical Services

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Chaired by Sue Noyes Chief Executive East Midland Ambulance NHS Trust, the EMS Conference 2016 is the first event of its kind to focus on this subject and includes opening addresses from Professor Andy Newton President The Larrey Society and Professor Jonathan Benger National Clinical Director for Urgent Care NHS England.

The EMS Conference 2016 sets a new benchmark for debating the future of emergency medical services in Britain. 

As the 21st century moves towards 2020 the EMS future is a continuing issue for debate within the healthcare community and the conference will seek to answer five key questions:

1. What"s the best model for EMS in the UK?
The current emphasis is on systems and managing the much greater population of patients who have urgent rather than emergency problems in community settings and designing the right service which is not constrained by traditional ways of working and beyond the discussion around the two main EMS models - the Anglo-American -scoop and run” or the Franco-German -stay and stabilize” philosophy (or a composite of both).

2. What is a 21st century paramedic?
As the new approach to emergency medical services emerges, the role of paramedics must inevitably change. The conference will envisage what skills a future paramedic will need, and how they will be achieved?

3. Integration. To be or not to be?
With the new Government now in place the integration of our police, fire and ambulance services, will be under renewed debate in Parliament.

4. Will ambulances be driven off the road?
If the Franco-German model is the chosen way ahead, will conventional ambulance services be replaced by -mobile treatment centres” or will there still be a role for them? The conference will discuss the growing role of mobile treatment centres and ask -whether every UK city centre should have them”.

5. Is technology the game changer?
This interactive panel session will start with a futurist view of EMS technology, then followed by case histories & panel discussion

We look forward to welcoming you to this important and timely event.

The Larrey Society, Britain's first cross-sector -think tank was formed in 2015, to give senior executives from the public, independent and voluntary ambulance sectors and paramedic educators the opportunity to pool their ideas to shape a service fit for purpose in the 21st century.


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